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IT WAS to be expected that Ron DeSantis’ masterstroke of sending immigrants to the liberal elitist sanctuary of Martha’s Vineyard was going to bring us great memes, and most likely, some good material for The Idiocy of the Week. We weren’t wrong.
The landing of half a hundred migrants brought an unprecedented “humanitarian crisis” in the until now peaceful lives of Martha’s Vineyard residents, and the nation turned its eyes and its thoughts on how the Democrats would resolve this dramatic situation.
To our Island community, here is an update on current humanitarian crisis on Martha's Vineyard….we thank people for their continued help. pic.twitter.com/f9YRJSJPow
— Visit Martha's Vineyard (@VisitMV) September 15, 2022
Knowing the Democrats’ track record in managing immigration some feared that Martha’s Vineyard could become a lawless town in the blink of an eye.
However, at least the Democrats have been consistent on one thing, and that is that on this occasion they have not immediately sent Border Czar, Kamala Harris, to visit Martha’s Vineyard.
Nonetheless, they have changed their behavior by not sending AOC to take pictures of themselves crying in front of the fences of the mansion gardens.
Surprisingly, they have been very swift and forceful when it came to stopping the migratory apocalypse that involved the arrival of almost 50 people to the idyllic island, sending the National Guard to expel them.
Despite the ephemeral nature of the event, the immigrants’ passage through Martha’s Vineyard has left us with moments for the annals of this section, and not only during the duration of their stay but also afterward, once the trauma it entailed for the residents and the progressive media had been overcome.
We have all been overwhelmed by the heartwarming images of the residents of Martha’s Vineyard, moved to the point of nearly spilling their Starbucks cups and staining their thousand-dollar casual clothes, smiling by knowing they were such a great people to have had among them as their peers the immigrants for a whopping almost 48 hours.
This is AMAZING!
“Te amo!” They yelled while shipping the illegal immigrants off Martha’s Vineyard within 44 hours.
— Will Cain (@willcain) September 18, 2022
Unfortunately, the rapid action of the National Guard prevented them from showing their solidarity any longer, and although they were exhausted after almost two days of intense community work to overcome one of their darkest episodes, they finally had to say goodbye to them when they were loaded onto buses headed to the place where they belonged and should never have left: Texas.
Media reactions to the Martha’s Vineyard incident
Media outlets like NBC News, probably due to the chaos and confusion the situation generated, tweeted things like “De Santis sending asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard is like ‘me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there.”
After the storm should have come the calm, but no, a few days later, an editor at Florida Politics posted a tweet saying that it was “absolutely preposterous to believe that the Venezuelan migrants had any idea” of what they were signing, when the documents they filled out to be moved to Martha’s Vineyard were revealed.
Absolutely preposterous to believe that Venezuelan migrants had any idea what the effort they were signing here.
Come on… https://t.co/NUVXkrlxlw
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) September 20, 2022
The documents in question were written in both English and Spanish, so we would like to think that, despite the love for all cultures that the progressive people have, he got confused and thought that the Venezuelan language is different from Spanish; because the other option would be that he simply sees immigrants as incapable of understanding basic legal documents. It is just not possible for a liberal to be so condescending, is it?
Despite being exposed for their hypocrisy, the progressive media has had the nerve to call DeSantis a hypocrite without blushing. MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan aired a tearful investigative report on the case of Luigia Colucci, a 1917 Italian immigrant who unable to read or write managed to enter the United States with great luck, just before an immigration law was passed prohibiting the entry of illiterate immigrants.
Luigia Colucci was an Italian immigrant who came here in 1917, unable to read or write and thanks to what some on the right might call 'chain migration.'
She also happens to be the great-great-grandmother of Ron DeSantis – my commentary on his hypocrisy:pic.twitter.com/Osg2wTATpr
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 21, 2022
The plot twist of this story is that Luigia Colucci was Ron DeSantis’ great-great-grandmother, and this would demonstrate the hypocrisy of the governor of Florida for pretending to limit the entry of illegals that Ron DeSantis’ great-great-grandmother had entered the country perfectly legally despite the passage of a more restrictive law introduced shortly thereafter by Democrat Robert Lee Henry, for some strange reason, in Mehdi Hasan’s head sounded spectacular.
It is also surprising that he has devoted so much journalistic effort to investigate DeSantis’ great-great-grandmother and the immigration laws of the beginning of the last century to defend the present illegal immigration, suggesting that he does not care about what is happening at the border today, without saying anything about Biden’s schizophrenic immigration policy that confuses migrants and pushes them into illegality, leaving them in the hands of border mafias. Selective activist journalism, we suppose.
Another ironic reaction came from the White House itself, through its spokesperson, Karine Jean-Pierre, who had the nerve to assert that sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard is a “cruel and inhumane way to treat people fleeing communism.”
Jean-Pierre seems to have forgotten that the very administration she works for did exactly the same thing DeSantis did, sending illegal migrants from Texas to New York on secret flights, a fact revealed in October 2021. Sometimes what is called for is a little bit of decency.
What does seem clear is that DeSantis’ Martha’s Vineyard stunt has gotten the Democrats so rattled that they have left The Idiocy of the Week section of El American collapsed.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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